Known for its gorgeous scenery, Cranbrook sits between the Rocky and the Purcell Mountain ranges, in the traditional territory of the Ktunaxa. Situated at the confluence of the Kootenay and St. Mary’s Rivers, Cranbrook is the largest urban centre in the East Kootenay with a population of approximately 20,000 people. 

Home to the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel, and main campus of College of the Rockies, it houses the Canadian Rockies International Airport, connecting it to the world. Forestry, mining, and manufacturing are the economic backbone of the area.